Over the past two years, we have been working hard at transforming our generic social work workforce into a special workforce focussing on - Long Term Conditions and Older People, Mental Health & Hospital Services, Learning Disability and Short-Term Resources.
We are well on the way on our integration journey with our health partners having established integrated locality teams across the island, an integrated complex discharge team within the hospital setting and are now moving forward with our models of integration for our Mental Health Team, Learning Disability Team and Resource Centre’s Rehab & Reablement.
But we have more to do and need an exceptional and experienced Group Manager to take forward our agenda in making the difference for those we serve across this beautiful Island.
We have been working hard during the national pandemic to support staff into an agile working framework and this has proved not only effective but has become the preferred way of working.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the 'front door' of Adult Social Care. As Group Manager, you will manage and oversee the Initial Adult Social Care Contact (IASCC) Team to ensure that the people who are eligible, and require support from Adult Social Care, are provided with safe and timely support. You will work towards a strength-based model of practice to prevent a reliance on statutory intervention. You will safeguard the most vulnerable citizens on the Island, using the principle of making safeguarding personal. You will be leading the team on a programme of continual development and improvement, supporting and motivating staff to meet high standards of practice and service delivery. You will ensure that annual appraisal, development plans and supervision support of staff is implemented as per departmental guidelines ensuring staff have access to high quality training opportunities.
Team IWC Values:
- Community & Customer focussed
- Effective & Efficient
- Working together
- Fair & transparent
We are proud of our commitment to offer:
- Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
- Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers
- Providing regular training opportunities.
We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.
If you would welcome an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liz Hughes on Elizabeth.email@example.com
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
Closing Date: 26 July 2021
Interview date: 03 August 2021